Will B. Bell – Jazz Master Class

$45.00

Available!

Jazz Master Class with Will B. Bell

Friday, January 25th
Ages 8-12 (5:30pm-7:00pm)
Ages 13+ (7:00pm-8:30pm)

Open to All Dancers | Studio Enrollment Not Required

Will B. Bell is a Los Angeles based professional dancer. He has performed alongside Derek Hough, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. He has a strong technical background in ballet, contemporary, modern and jazz. He is a faculty teacher at Millenium Dance Complex, Edge Performing Arts Center, Debbie Reynolds and Movement Lifestyle. He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Towson University and  has trained at the Ailey School in NYC and Line Ballet in San Francisco. Will’s jazz classes are high energy and technical. His style of teaching challenges dancers and also allows them to bring themselves into the movement. Catch Will’s master class at CDC and see why all the LA dancers flock to train with him weekly.

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Will B. Bell began his formal training starting with the dance competition circuit at the age of 15 in the Baltimore area. After high school, Will attended Towson University as a finalist for the “Maryland Distinguished Scholar for Talent in the Arts” scholarship. Here, Will received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance. During his collegiate years, Will had opportunities to train in prestigious programs such as the Ailey School located in New York and the Lines Ballet School located in San Fran- cisco, CA. During his training at Towson University, he studied heavily and worked under Linda Denise Fisher Harrell (former Ailey principal dancer), Troy Powell (Ailey II Artistic Director) and Runqiao Du (Former Washington Ballet principal dancer) just to a name a few. Right after college, Will moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his career in commercial dance where he has worked with television and movie choreographers such as Michael Rooney, Ryan Heffington, Kitty McNamee, Keith Young, Denise Faye, Melanie Williams, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Rooney and more. Through these choreographers, he has worked with and on ABC’s General hospital, Sci Fi’s Face Off, Hugh Jackman, a music video with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler featuring Oscar winner Emma Stone, and an AT&T commercial just to name a few. He has also performed in productions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the historic Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Over the past year, some of Bell’s choreographic contemporary ballet work has gone viral and has been recognized internationally on many major platforms. Some of his work has been set at Collegiate institutions such as Towson University, AMDA College, and The Studio School, formerly known as the Relativity School. Will had the opportunity for a few years, performing with Japanese pop icon, Koichi Domoto, in “Endless Shock,” the musical, in Tokyo. He was also seen dancing and acting in “Hairspray Live” on NBC along side stars like Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson.

Will had the opportunity of performing in Beijing and Scotland, in a production called Apologue 2047, directed by iconic Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou and choreographed by international chore- ographers Lisa Keegan and Emma Seward. A show about the endless possibilities of what happens when dance meets technology. Recently, his contemporary ballet work was featured in Matthew Washington’s music video “Love Left Me Lonely”. Currently Will is on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex and is teaching at Edge Performing Arts Center, Movement Lifestyle, Debbie Reynold’s Legacy Studios, and internationally teaching jazz, contemporary, contemporary ballet, and modern.

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Class

Ages 8-12 (5:30pm-7:00pm), Ages 13+ (7:00pm-8:30pm)